While this is not a piece of music (yet!), I felt to do something to celebrate by favorite holiday of the year: Independence Day! America was founded on the ideals of family, faith, freedom, work, and progress; or, in other words, on the American Dream. This poem includes some of my reflections on this topic of the American Dream, and how a bright future is still in store for us, if we hold true to the ideals that founded this country.
I know the Founding Fathers were inspired by Almighty God in the founding of this country. The ideals of freedom and liberty are eternal truths that the Lord has taught us through His holy word:
- "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." (2 Corinthians 3:17, Bible)
- "...the spirit of God, which is also the spirit of freedom" (Alma 61:15, The Book of Mormon)
- "[We] are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil." (2 Nephi 2:27, The Book of Mormon)
May we continue to live as we should, so God may continue to bless America.